Nowhere To Goa is a travel adventure novel that takes off when Scott, a studious sophomore at Northwestern University, flies halfway around the world to bring home his troublesome twin brother who has just been released from jail in India after a run-in with the law; something to do with a bhang lassi, a rickshaw, and a holy cow!
But when his brother proves hard to reel in, Scott’s three day jaunt turns into an epic journey, taking him from the islands of Thailand to the mountains of Nepal, from India’s Pushkar Camel Fair to the sacred Ganges River and ultimately to the balmy beaches lining the Arabian Sea, where the story reaches its climatic finish at one of Goa’s infamous Full Moon Parties.
In trying to find his brother, Scott loses himself in the pursuit of knowledge, purpose, and love as he hitches a hedonistic ride on South East Asia’s backpacker scene and the quest for the endless summer that has him questioning everything he has—and hasn’t learned.
Targeted Age Group:: 18 and Up
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I used to write for the TV show Charmed where every line and stage direction had to accelerate the story whereas when I wrote this novel I had the opportunity to deviate a little bit, to give some backstory to the characters, and still serve their arc moving forward.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Read. You have to read in order to write. Find authors that you love and read all their books. Try and find what you liked most about each story and how it was presented to you. And, then, most importantly, write a book that you would love to read.
I graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing. I’ve worked overseas in Australia, Japan, and Costa Rica and traveled extensively in Thailand, Nepal, and India where this novel takes place. Back in the States, I wrote for the TV show Charmed.
Traveling through a country as awe inspiring as India I knew I had a story, I just didn’t know what it was. In fact, I wrote the title to the novel in my journal while I was still in India.
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